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Time is of the essence.

Narcissism–I Wrote the App for That

My Android App is now functional enough to do basically everything I need.  With very few taps, it quickly dates and records statistics and notes that I want to keep track of daily.  The app is called DailyDo, but my sister has dubbed it the narcissism app.  Its actually a self improvement app.  Call it what you like.  Its all function with an interface completely lacking in style, optimized for data entry and navigation speed.

You can download the apk from github here. Or browse the code here.

Here’s a brief tour:

The app opens to the current date and a category group of items that I’m tracking.  For example, in the morning I check my weight (working on that last 5 pounds) and note my departure time:


AM Items blank


With a single click on the incrementors or decrementors (<< – + >>) the previous value is entered and I only have to click once or twice to update to the current value (things never change as quickly as one would wish). I only support ints and dates, so my weight below is in tenths.


AM Items


For time values, the “now” is clickable to set the current time.

Click an item row (above – click on empty space in the row) to see its history.  Any entry can also have a note that shows in the history.  Clicking the “D” above opens the note entry form.  And clicking any history row below will open that date so other data can be reviewed.

Weight History2

Of course there’s add items, where you can select and create categories.  But unfortunately, there’s no delete item or delete category… Yet.

Add Items


February 15, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Hello Android!

I’m making my first Android App with IntelliJ Community Edition

Here’s a great Hello Android tutorial:

Hello World (Android)

Following the video, I got my own Hello Android app working.  Cool.

DroidDraw is a nifty wysywig layout designer. It may be outdated but it keeps me out of Eclipse. Last time I used Eclipse, it was horribly slow, but with all the cool Android support it has, I’m likely to give it a try again.

Now the app shows up in my emulator and I even added some checkboxes that I’ll be using later.

All in all, this tiny bit of Android development is looking very xamly.

The only hitch was that the emulator doesn’t like spaces in the names of virtual phones.


December 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment